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right now, a massive animal hunt is under way in ohio. dozens of wild animals are running loose there. officials are so worried, several schools are closed this morning. and residents are told to stay indoors. another gop showdown. this time in las vegas. and in this round, no one held back. we'll bring you the highlights that will have everybody talking today. millions were outraged last week when blackberry cut them off. starting today, the blackberry maker hopes to make up with those customers with lots of free apps. good morning, it's wednesday, october 19th.
this is your "a.m. wake-up call." i'm christine romans joining you live from new york. all right. the presidential candidates, the republican hopefuls declaring victory or licking their wounds this morning. all except jon huntsman took the gloves off last night at the debate in las vegas hosted by cnn. this was perhaps the most heated of the five debates held in the past six weeks. much of the focus on the three front-runners, romney, perry and cain. a heated exchange between romney and a very assertive perry. >> they're coming here because there's a magnet, and the magnet is called jobs. and those people that hire illegals ought to be penalized. and mitt, you lose all of your standing from my perspective because you hired illegals in your home, and you knew about it for a year. and the idea that you stand here before us and talk about that you're strong on immigration is on its face the height of
hypocrisy. >> governor romney? >> rick, i don't think i've ever hired an illegal in my life. and so i'm looking forward to finding your facts on that -- zbl i'll tell y >> i'll tell you what the facts are. >> i'm speaking. i'm speaking. you get 30 seconds. this is the way the rules work here is that i get 60 seconds. and then you get 30 seconds to respond, right? >> they want to hear you say that you knew you had illegals. >> anderson, will you please wait? are you just going to keep talking? or are you going to let me finish what i'm saying? look, rick -- >> follow the rules. >> this has been a tough couple of debates for rick, and i understand that. so you're going to get tested. >> all right. as for john huntman, he was jon. he was in new hampshire. he's hoping to win the new hampshire primary.
the candidates also went after herman cain over his 9-9-9 tax plan. he denied a report by the nonpartisan research group which said his plan would raise taxes for about 84% of americans. at one point he seemed to get flustered in trying to defend his plan in an exchange with mitt romney. >> herman, are you saying that the state sales tax will also go away? >> no, that's an apple. we're replacing a bunch of oranges. >> okay. so governor perry was right. >> no, he wasn't. he was mixing apples and oranges. >> well, will the people in nevada will not have to pay a sales tax? >> mitt romney, you're doing the same thing, you're mixing apples and oranges. no, no, you're going to pay the state sales tax no matter what. >> right. >> whether you throw out the existing code and you put in our plan, you're still going to pay that. that's apples and oranges. >> i'm going to get the baskets
with apples and oranges. >> we're going to have much more on the debate and some analysis of that tax plan in about 15 minutes. bears, lions, tigers and cheetahs, just some of the exotic animals on the loose right now in eastern ohio. schools are closed. residents are either staying indoors or they're being extremely careful when they go outside. the animals which also included wolves, camels and giraffes escaped from a wild animal preserve in zainsville, ohio, yesterday. apparently after the death of the owner. now, sheriff's deputies have already shot and killed about 25 of these animals. >> these animals could be in the woods laying down, scared, maybe going to come back to their cages once we vacate the area. >> investigators say when they arrived at the farm, they found the animals' cages open, and they found the body of the owner. so far no word on how the owner died. we're going to bring you a live
report on this mystery from ohio in our next half hour. okay. secretary of state hillary clinton is in oman to thank the air ar nation for helping secure the release of three american hikers from iran. yesterday she made a brief unannounced visit to libya after she praised libyans for overthrowing moammar gadhafi. >> this is libya's moment. this is libya's victory and the future belongs to you. >> clinton is the most senior u.s. official to travel to libya since gadhafi's ouster. she told reporters she hopes gadhafi is captured or killed soon. the number of people who have died from a listeria outbreak linked to tainted cantaloupe is now up to 25. this is according to the centers for disease control and prevention. officials say that number could still rise because listeria develops slowly in some people. this is the deadliest known outbreak of food-borne illness in 13 years in this country.
let's go live to rob ma marciano. what more can you tell us about this? >> a couple of tornadoes reported here, and the damage in broward county was such that a couple of people were trapped. a total of three tornado reports across parts of south florida. and this is all associated with that system that has been trying to develop as a tropical one. it hasn't had any luck in doing that, but a tremendous amount of rain, wind and obviously a couple of embedded severe thunderstorms doing damage there, even a couple of minor injuries. here's where it is on the radar. it's moving up the eastern seaboard. as it does so, it's going to be spreading rain across the mid-atlantic, delmarva and now beginning to stretch in towards the northeast. and on the backside of this is back in through st. louis and chicago. and that's the cold side. new york metros, you'll see some delays because of this system. same deal with chicago. the winds in chicago and the lower great lakes are going to be blowing and intensifying
tonight and tomorrow, especially in d.c., you'll see delays because of the winds as well and the rain, same deal in atlanta. here's that big storm, it kind of gets its entire self together. a combination of really three systems and making its way up towards the northeast. a fairly slow mover now. here's how it's going to work. it's got a little moisture connection to the tropics. and because of that wind, it does rain, it's going to rain fairly heavily. hopefully there will be a dry spot that moves into the cities which have seen so much rain the past couple of months. look at the backside. rain and even snow across the higher terrain of the appalachians. and yeah, freeze warnings have been posted for parts of the plains there. temperatures will fall into the 20s and 30s. and that, my friends, is not baseball weather. tonight, 52 at best. maybe a couple of showers hanging around for the start of game one of the world series between the rangers and st. louis. and the winds, i believe, will be blowing hard. and out to right. so benefiting left-handed pole hitters, i guess.
we'll see. >> there you go. thanks, rob. talk to you in about 20 minutes or so. if you have the new iphone 4s, you're probably becoming more acquainted with siri. comedian stephen colbert is getting to know his digital pal. let's see how that's working out for him. >> write the show. >> what would you like to search for? >> i don't want to search for anything. i want to write the show. >> searching the web for search for anything i want to write the shuffle. >> what am i talking about tonight? >> no comment. >> for the love of god, the cameras are on. give me something. >> what cameras are you looking for, camera stores or churches? >> [ bleep ] you.
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from hong kong. the practical applications and military applications are fascinating, kristi. >> that's right. researchers at m.i.t., they have developed a way to see through solid concrete walls in realtime. and they have created a device, and it sends microwave signals that bounce up objects and return radar images to the screen. and the images appear as thermal blogs. you don't get a lot of detail, but you can see objects and movement. the system does have its limits, though. it can penetrate only a little more than eight inches. the technology, as you said, it could be a bomb for the u.s. military. researchers say it could be used in urban warfare to increase situational awareness. so christine, quite a game changer. >> i'll say. also a game changer, blackberry is trying to make up to very angry customers. free apps today available to download. tell us about that. >> yeah, i'll give you the
details. and i don't know if it's going to be enough. after last week's global outage, the maker of blackberry is saying sorry, not with cash or service credit but with free apps. starting today, research in motion is rolling out new apps. they would usually cost about 100 bucks. they include sims 3, bejeweled, shazam. and i've got to ask, is a business user really going to install "sims 3"? anyway, maybe it's just me, but research in motion says its business clients will also be offered a free month of tech support. what a way to say sorry. christine, back to you. >> all right, kristi lu stout in hong kong, thanks. rick perry takes off the gloves in vegas. he comes out swinging against republican rival mitt romney, but was last night's debate enough to propel him back to the top? [ beep ] [ mom ] scooter? the progresso chicken noodle you made is so good. it's got tender white meat chicken. the way i always made it for you. one more thing.... those pj's you like,
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>> 9-9-9. >> 9-9-9. >> 9-9-9. >> 9-9-9! >> folks, folks, all cain is saying is hitler had some good ideas. >> that was only a matter of time before that happened. time now for our "political ticker" with tim farley host of "morning briefing." i'm going to ask you, rick perry came out swinging against romney last night. let's listen for a second. >> and mitt, you lose all of your standing from my perspective because you hired illegals. in your home. and you knew about it for a year. >> governor romney? >> rick, i don't think i've ever hired an illegal in my life. >> i'll tell you what the facts are. >> rick, again -- rick, i'm speaking. i'm speaking. i'm speaking. i'm speaking. you get 30 seconds.
this is the way the rules work here is that i get 60 seconds and then you get 0 secon30 seco respond, right? anderson -- would you please wait? are you just going to keep talking? >> yes, sir. >> well, i'm just saying. look, rick -- >> follow the rules. >> this has been a tough couple of debates for rick, and i understand that. you're going to get tested. >> so tim, how did perry do? was this aggressive attack helpful? hurtful? was it presidential? and the whole immigration -- this is something that is a retread from the last election, i think, isn't it? >> a lot of these are retread issues, but god love anderson cooper, i actually think he did a pretty good job balancing the opportunity for these candidates to speak as well as trying to maintain some semblance of control. clearly rick perry came to pick
a fight with mitt romney. and it's pretty clear that he helped stop the slide or at least slow the slide that he's seen in the polls. i did think at that one point when romney put his hand on perry's shoulder that we might see a texas brawl. but that said, i think that the feistiness is something that people wanted to see out of rick perry. at times it bordered on p petulance. that said, you have to look at what these canned dates wanted going in. romney wanted to stay the front-runner. i think he did. perry wanted to look like he was not just spectating. i think he accomplished that last night. time will tell whether or not people hold that back-and-forth against them eventually, christine. >> right, herman cain has been soaring in the polls. a lot of talk of his 9-9-9 plan. did voters give -- did he give voters more reason to choose him in 2012? did he hold his ground? gain ground or lose ground? >> did he hold his ground?
9-9-9, i think he actually had problems defending the program. and all of the candidates said we like you, we don't like your plan. a nonpartisan center that yesterday had an analysis that showed that herman cain's plan would cost people an awful lot of money. a lot of taxpayers would be paying more. his defense was do your own calculations, do your math which i don't think most american voters want to do is silt down with pen and paper. i don't know how many math was their favorite subject. the other thing was saying look, i don't believe him. it's hard to defend your plan by rejecting the facts. that said, herman cain has never been a threat to mitt romney. i think what he is is a threat to rick perry which is why you saw romney say occasionally say herman, i really like you and i know your plan is a lot more complex than this. i don't think cain did himself huge favors, but i think he's still going to take some votes away from rick perry as time goes by, and that could help
mitt romney in some of the early contests, christine. >> is this still a three-man race? >> i think it's a two-man race between romney and perry. perry is doing what he can to undercut romney. that's the dynamic into these next debates where we start seeing more on foreign policy and i think a little bit broader sense of what these candidates are all about. >> all right. tim farley, host of "morning briefing," nice to see you, tim. developing right now, a rocket attack kills at least 24 people in turkey. the president is calling it terrorism. details just ahead. but first, stop what you're doing. take a minute to reflect. what have you accomplished? what's still on your to-do list? that's because today is evaluate your life day. think about that for a minute. it's 20 minutes after the hour. [ female announcer ] once you taste new fiber one 80 calories... ...with its sweet honey taste, 40% daily value of fiber...
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rifles. at least 24 people have been killed in that. reuters is reporting that turkish planes have now bombed kurdish rebel bases in northern iraq. according to recent reports, militants from the kurdish workers party also known as the pkk have been blamed for the deaths of more than 50 turkish security personnel since july. in retaliation, they've launched air raids on rebel targets in northern iraq where the pkk have bases. the pkk was formed in 1970 and since 1984 it has launched an arms struggle against turkey as they seek an independent kurdish state within turkey. turkey considers them a terrorist group. and of course we continue to wait for more information that comes out of that region. christine? >> right now riot police are getting ready in greece calling for the mother of all strikes today and tomorrow. this is over austerity measures again, isn't it? >> absolutely, christine. they are calling it the mother of all strikes. we're showing you live pictures
of athens as the strikes get under way. we understand some 5,000 riot police have been called in to maintain security. a 48 general strike has begun in the country where the country will practically go into shutdown mode. air traffic controllers are staging a 12-hour walkout, meaning flights are grounded. there will also be no public transport, and most public services are halted. two big unions have called for their 2 million members to hit the streets as lawmakers in parliament there as you see the building there vote on two bills today and tomorrow. now, the bills include higher taxes, cuts to pensions and salaries, the loss of some 30,000 public service jobs. the country's prime minister says these stark austerity measures are necessary as the country deems withdeals with a debt, 162% of its gdp. the situation in greece, of course, is increasingly worrisome as the country's economy -- and we're already seeing evidence of this, a ripple effect on other countries
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good morning. it's wednesday, october 19th. this is your "a.m. wake-up call." i'm christine romans in for carol costello from new york. the time is now 5:30 in the east. in philadelphia, three suspects already being held on multimillion-dollar bonds may face even more charges. police say they may have found ten more victims. six are children. investigators believe the suspects imprisoned four mentally disabled adults in a filthy boiler room to steal their social security checks. two of these possible new suspects -- victims, rather, are the children of one of those held captive. another is the niece of one of the suspects. police are determined to find out what may have happened to them. the suspects have a preliminary hearing. we'll learn more on monday. after a five-day break, it's back to court today for jurors in the case against dr. conrad murray. the prosecution could wrap up today with their final witness, an anesthesiology expert.
the trial is expected to go to the jury perhaps next week. a man is accused of disrupting a flight from los angeles to kansas city last night, forcing it to make an emergency landing. passengers describe how he was acting. >> the other one was going on about god was going to be killing everybody. he wouldn't kill anybody, but god was going to. >> at one point he stepped out into the cabin of the plane and shouted loud enough for everyone to hear, that he was not afraid to die. >> oh, boy, that sounds terrifying. it's being called a huge medical milestone. researchers say they've finally developed a vaccine against malaria. it's being tested, but researchers say it's effective in about 50% of cases. even that rate, it could save
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amount later today, but it's based on inflation numbers. and it looks as though inflation has picked up a little bit. that means you'll get a little bit more in the check. on the other hand, expected hikes in medicare premiums could eat up part of that raise. the medicare changes should be announced next month. this morning we're expected to hear major companies to reveal how they fared in the third quarter. let's go to ali velshi live here in new york. we've already heard from the banks. and one interesting tidbit from the bank, some are doing better than others. but citigroup and wells fargo, they're lending money again, ali. >> yeah, this is counter to the narrative that we hear that banks are not lending money to people. a couple things are happening. first, they are lending money, but one is they're lending money to the biggest and most secure of companies. so sometimes small businesses are not getting money. in fact, increasingly, they're still not getting money. the other side of this narrative, christine, you and i talk about it all the time and that is that banks got into this
plob problem by lending money to people who weren't supposed to receive it. what they're doing is being particularly cautious and not getting into a problem where they're lending to businesses or individuals who can't pay back. another big part of the problem is the inability for that housing market to stabilize, continued foreclosures. so when it comes to individual loans, personal loans, home equity loans and mortgages, a lot of banks are saying you know what? we're not 100% sure people can pay them back, and we don't want to get into the situation we were in sort of from 2005 to 2007 which led to the economic collapse, christine. >> it's interesting because one of my banking sorgss for one of the big banks said they had been looking for six months aggressively for credit-worthy borrowers, both people and customers and businesses to be able to start new loans, and they've been scouring for people with very high credit ratings, people who have done well and managed through the recession well and need to expand. but not survive. they're not looking to lend to people who are looking for money to survive. they're looking for people who are looking to go out there and
grow. and that's a smaller piece of the pie, frankly. >> right. and i was speaking to some bankers last night who were saying their risk management people at the banks don't let them do it. their shareholders don't want them to. and as you and our viewers know, risky loans are substantially more lucrative than nonrisky loans. there's a risk if they don't get paid. but if they get paid, the interest you can charge a high-risk borrower is great. so banks actually kind of like that business. but after what happened in 2007 and 2008, they're saying everybody is on top of them saying just take it easy. don't lend that money yet. the economy will come back. money will start to flow. interest rates are low. it's just going to take longer. >> yeah. and we know for some banks up to 70% of their earnings are tied to lending money. so it doesn't pay for them to be stingy. it really doesn't. >> right. >> but finding those clients is what they need. >> it's also why you're seeing increased fees, right? because most of their earnings usually come from lending money and they're not lending as much money as they used to.
they're making it up somewhere else. >> all right. a little banking industry 101 this morning with ali velshi. thanks. nice to see you. talk to you in 24 minutes, actually. you've heard stories of high cell phone bills, but what about one that tops $200,000? it happened to a florida woman. selena aarons has her younger brother who's deaf on her plan. he went to canada and didn't turn off his data roaming. he uses a lot of text messages. he sent more than 2,000 texts, downloaded videos and the charges added up. she said the company should have warned her before the bill skyrocketed. >> why don't you let me as the primary holder. and they're saying no, respect your privacy. what privacy? that's my account. that's all i could think about. i'm like, that's it. my life is over. i can't do nothing. it's done. >> not quite. her carrier reasoned with her, lowering her bill to $2,500 and giving her six months to pay it off. and now they know about the
cross-border roaming charges. we should tell you the woman's brother was warned by the cell phone company via text. so the company told them that they were getting ready to, you know, really rack up all these charges. but he, the boy, overlooked it. wild animals on the loose this morning. the latest on those bears, lions, tigers and other wild animals that escaped from a farm in central ohio. they're on the loose right now. schools are closed. people are told to stay home. we'll have more on this right after the break. but first, time for your "get smart question of the day." a new report shows the amount of money students are borrowing hit a record high. so what is the total amount of outstanding student loans in this country? is it $100 billion? $700 billion? $1 trillion? the answer in two minutes. it's 38 minutes after the hour. [ male announcer ] it's true...
all righty. it's almost 41 minutes after the hour. this is your "a.m. wake-up call." now to the answer of today's "get smart" question. what's the total amount of outstanding student loans in this country? $100 billion? $700 billion? or $1 trillion? the answer, "c." $1 trillion. the federal reserve bank of knock released new information showing the total number will surpass $1 trillion for the first time ever this year. students are borrowing twice what they did just ten years ago to pay for college. and they're graduating with, gosh, a record amount of debt. this might be the first time some schools, unbelievable, some schools are closed in eastern ohio this morning because of bears, lions, cheetahs, some of the exotic animals that are on the loose right now. we're looking at pictures now of zanesville, ohio. we're going to bring youen aamazing story of all these animals on the loose right now.
you've got sheriff's deputies armed, hunting through the woods killing these dangerous animals who were released somehow or escaped somehow from an animal preserve. the farmer, the owner of that preserve found dead and all of the cages open. we're going to go right now to wbns. it's really fright a frightening thing. joining us now, reporter tino ramos of columbus affiliate wbns. what's the latest on the animals? how many have been tracked down? how many are still on the loose? >> reporter: yeah, right now we're talking about 48 animals. 25 of them have already been shot and killed. and a lot of that happened when officers stepped on the property. they're still looking for 23 more animals, animals that include lions, bears, tigers, wolves and even leopards that are out there. i want to show you something real quick before we show you some video. this is a sign you don't see on the interstates often. caution, exotic animals.
they are obviously warning people to stay in their vehicles right now or call 911 if they do see it. and they've even shut down schools in the area with fear that these animals may remain on the run. i want to show you video from the scene, too, and take a look here because this started at least yesterday afternoon. it was terry thompson. this is the owner of that exotic animal farm that's there. now, apparently he was found on his property outside his home dead. and when law enforcement officials entered onto the property, they noticed a number of the cages had been opened. again, some 48 animals had escaped from their cages. and fortunately, they had to shoot to kill when they stepped onto the property. they're not releasing what animals they have shot, but they've also noticed there were holes that were cut into the fence of this exotic animal farm. and that means a number of them escaped. so that's when an all-out bulletin went out to search for these animals. several counties are involved in the search. even s.w.a.t. teams being brought out with high-powered rifles to shoot to kill these animals if, indeed, they are spotted.
unfortunately, nighttime set in. rain set in. so it makes the search even more difficult for officials. so right now they're not going into wooded areas but rather just traveling on the roadways in hopes that they can spot these things and put them down. now, we can tell you one of the local zoos, the columbus zoo and aquarium, they're sending officers out here as well. some experts that they can possibly take these animals down with tranquilizers. unfortunately, these are adult animals, and they say they're very dangerous and agress everybodagressive. clearly this is putting a big scare into the community. >> we do not know how they got loose. do we know how the owner or the person who ran that preserve, how he died? was it natural causes? was it foul play? we don't know any of this yet? >> reporter: yeah, and we don't know any of that yet. they're not releasing any of these details. they're not sure if indeed if he may be responsible for letting some of these animals loose before he died. we don't know if indeed that's the case. officials are holding that close to their belt in terms of releasing any type of
information in regards to that. all they know, though, it seems to be somewhat suspicious. it's clear that somebody had released them or somebody had opened up these cages. we don't know if it was planned, part of a plot or what. we do know a news conference is scheduled for about 10:00 this scheduled. morning. >> hopefully it will raise more attention to the laws in ohio that allow people to have animals in these preserves. i think there was a fatality just a few months ago, a bear fatality. we'll continue to look at all of these angles. tino, thank you so much and we'll check in with you again later this morning. thanks for following the story for us. a real slugfest in vegas. who came out on top? who's licking their wounds after the latest republican presidential debate? a live report coming up next. first, this day in history, october 19th, 1987, black monday in the financial world. wow! the dow fell 508 points, nearly 23% in one day, the biggest one-day drop in terms of
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this is your "a.m. wake-up call." i'm christine romans in for carol costello joining you from new york. time for our "political ticker." our very own carol costello joins us on the phone. carol, a wild debate last night. you watched the whole thing. who do you see as the winners and losers? >> reporter: it's so hard to tell. i see definite losers, and i'm going to say herman cain because all of the other candidates ganged up on herman cain in the beginning about his 9-9-9 plan and whether it would raise taxes on the middle class and lower class in america. and it was pretty clear that cain came out the loser because he couldn't adequately explain why it would not raise taxes on middle-class americans. and then cain just sort of faded from view, and you never really heard from him again until, of course, the very end of the debate when he talked a little bit about foreign policy but not in an effective way. >> all right. rick perry came out swinging against mitt romney last night. i want to listen again, carol, to this exchange.
>> and mitt, you lose all of your standing from my perspective because you hired illegals in your home, and you knew about it for a year. >> governor romney? >> rick, i don't think i've ever hired an illegal in my life. >> i'll tell you what the facts are. >> rick, i'm speaking. i'm speaking. i'm speaking. you get 30 seconds. this is the way the rules work here is that i get 60 seconds. >> no, but the american people want the truth. >> and then you get 30 seconds to respond, right? >> they want to hear you say that you knew you had illegals. >> anderson, will you please wait? are you just going to keep talking? or are you going to let me finish what i'm saying? look, rick -- >> i thought republicans followed rules. >> this has been a tough couple of debates for rick, and i understand that. so you're going to get tested. >> that crowd sounded a little pro-romney to me. i mean, they kept cheering for him.
how did perry do? what was the crowd reaction? was this whole tact aggressive? helpful? hurtful? >> reporter: well, if you read post-analysis, post-political analysis in the newspapers across the land, many analysts say yea! rick perry, the real rick perry finally showed up. i was feisty and aggressive. he attacked mitt romney. we hope we see more of him. i just talked to tracy smith. she was watching the debate. she's a single mom. her house is under water. she was listening closely to this debate. she said that perry seemed petty to her and that he took up too much of mitt romney's time. she wanted to hear about issues. frankly, she doesn't care much about illegal immigration. she has other concerns, economic concerns. she wanted to hear from mitt romney about how he was going to fix, you know, maybe the foreclosure crisis in america. but perry and romney seemed to spend so much time fighting about illegal immigration, a
factor that really doesn't factor into her life, but perry lost points with her. >> interesting. all right, carol, can't wait for more of your analysis on "american morning." we'll talk to you again very soon. thanks for getting up so early or staying up late. i don't think she's slept in two days, but she loves this stuff. now to rob marciano in atlanta. where are we expecting flight delays? >> a bit of a mess in the eastern seaboard from florida to the northeast and back to chicago as well. here's the radar scope. new york, it's kind of two, if not three different systems that's kind of coming together today. and right now the rains are increasing across the tri-state area of new york, connecticut and especially new jersey. you see it lighting up there and sliding back across the delaware valley in through d.c. a decent amount of rain. on the backside of this, lighter amounts of rain from chicago to detroit to columbus, ohio. but the winds and the colder air will be the bigger story there. this has a tropical connection to it. the rainfall still happening across parts of south florida
where we had rough weather last night with the potential of possible tornadoes touching down across plantation and parts of -- other parts of south florida. new york metro airports, you're going to be the sore spot as far as travel delays are concerned today. chicago, gusty winds as well on the backside. d.c., philly, i mean, pretty much everywhere east of st. louis. we'll talk more about st. louis in just a second. you go west of there, not so shabby across texas and parts of the desert southwest including socal and the interoumountain west. the gulf moisture taps it. so some of this rain when it does come down and you're experiencing this now in jersey, it will be heavy at times and a dry spot into tomorrow. notice a little white and pink there in the appalachians. that means it's going to get awfully chilly. wind advisories and watches and warnings for parts of the great lakes. winds will easily gust over 40 miles an hour in some spots. we might even get a little mild storm surge across parts of lake
michigan kind of like the last cycle that rolled through this area. and that will be this afternoon, tonight and tomorrow morning time frame. and the cold air's going to plummet down from canada with this. morning lows tomorrow expected in the 20s and 30s. so freeze warnings up for a good chunk of the central plains. 57 in memphis today. 50 degrees in chicago. only 47 degrees for a high temperature in minneapolis. not exactly baseball weather. game one tonight in st. louis. 8:00, first pitch, 49 degrees. a couple of showers, winds northwesterly, 20, maybe 30 miles an hour. they're going to be all bundled up there in st. louis for the fall classic. christine? >> all right. thank you so much, rob. apple sales hit the $100 billion mark. it sounds like good news, but actually it's a bad scenario for the tech giant. details in a live report from the nasdaq market site. first, let's look at the "word of the day." it's smishing. what it means and why you need to know it after the break. it's 54 minutes after the hour.
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good morning. welcome back. let's go to carter he haevans a nasdaq market site in new york. good morning. >> morning. >> read the tea leaves for me. >> we've got a couple things going on. we're going to get a report on consumer prices, a reading on inflation at the consumer level and housing starts and economic conditions around the country. ahead of those earnings, futures are mixed. dow futures up about 13 points right now. nasdaq down almost 12. s&p 500 up about a point. so did you hear about apple's record sales in profit? >> yeah, still missed the estimates, though, didn't it? >> yeah, it's interesting because the bar is set so high
for apple, and it's rare that they do not meet expectations. normally it blows them away. and you would have thought apple could have done that with fiscal year sales of $100 billion. new sales and profit record for the quarter. but it still was not enough. it missed analysts' estimates, and it fell short of expectations. so basically apple shares in after-market, after-hours trading, down about 5%. >> yeah, those folks who say it could be choppy for apple forward as investors try to figure out especially longtime investors who have had a good profit in this company. i know somebody who has been buying shares every time it doubles since $2 a share. think of that! unbelievable. >> that's incredible. >> it really is. thank you so much, carter evans. now back to our "word of the day." today's word is smishing. it's a technique used by identity thieves that uses mobile phones to trick victims into handing over vital information. you know like phishing online, smishing using your cell phone. law enforcemen